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TURNPIKE: contracts awarded, and some landowners left waiting

The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority on Tuesday approved $164 million worth of engineering contracts on projects related to the Eastern Oklahoma County Turnpike as part of the Driving Forward program. The engineering work will be for the three interchanges planned for the EOC. SOUTH SECTION from SE 44th to Reno including interchange at Reno & SE 29th

Fourth Safety

The State Health Department wants you to be careful over the Independence Day Holiday, and sent out this news release for some general tips and reminders.  Be careful out there and have fun. Firework Safety  In areas where fireworks are legal or allowed with appropriate permits: Obey all state and local laws regarding the sale,

Town Fireworks Show Saturday night

The Town of Luther will have it’s fireworks show on SATURDAY NIGHT, July 2, 2016, at Wildhorse Park. The Town Board meetings tonight in a special meeting to amend town ordinances to allow fireworks beginning June 30 – July 4. But note: all fireworks on Monday night, July 4, are to end at 10 pm.

Ten Thousand Dollars in Ten Days to fight the Turnpike

If you haven’t heard much about the Eastern Oklahoma Turnpike project lately, no doubt the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority is moving full steam ahead to roll the 21-mile road through the private properties in the way from I-40 to I-44. We’ve heard about surveyors in the area and wild rumors about offers to buy land. But what

Support the band, wash your car

A friend was reminiscing about the awesomeness of the show Soul Train that came on Saturday’s during our 1970s youth. What a show.  Then Luther Band Director Jessica Shatswell let The LutherRegister know the band is having a fund-raising car wash Saturday at the high school. Soon I found myself humming the car wash song

ROUNDUP: School Board & Fireworks

First up, The Luther Register is behind. Way behind. Apologies about that. I’m still here, just attending to some business-side issues for the “paper,” (aka online news source) such as turning some revenue. So humbled and excited about recent donation support and new advertisers. Thank you. The support is proving my sweet hubby wrong that this

Washington School Reunion

To celebrate the days of the original Booker T Washington School in Luther, a reunion will be held this weekend.  A gospel extravaganza will be offered tonight free of charge at the current Luther high school auditorium at 6:30 pm. Musicians “From A to Z” will perform.  A banquet will be held Saturday night at

Mayor Taft and a Town Board Vacancy

The Luther Town Board Tuesday night accepted the resignation of former Mayor Lea Ann Jackson from the board, and appointed Cecilia Taft as mayor. Taft, a benefits manager at Langston University, has served as mayor before and is a veteran member of the Town Board. The agenda item to accept Jackson’s resignation came just days

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